Starting tomorrow, Saturday, August 1 the City of Sallisaw will require masks to be worn before entering city buildings. The mask requirement will apply to any citizen or city employee entering all city buildings.
Sallisaw City Manager Keith Skelton said, "To be proactive in dealing with the COVID-19 virus, we are taking these steps for the health and well-being of our citizens and protection of our employees."
In addition to City Hall and the various field department buildings, the requirement will also apply to the Police Department, Fire Department, Library and buildings located at the City Airport.
Skelton stated, "We ask all citizens to follow the guidelines set out and to wear a mask entering any city building."
Skelton noted that city employees will also be wearing masks as much as possible while performing their duties.
"As a city, we must continue to provide services no matter what happens during the COVID-19 event. Masks will help reduce the risk of infection, providing some safety assurance for our employees," Skelton said.
Frank McCoy, News Staff
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